NSNA Retreat Competitions

  • Retreat events and competitions participation is open to all Nagarathars registered for Retreat.
  • Parents must be registered to attend Retreat for kids to participate.
  • Register to attend Retreat before registering for individual events.
Pattinathar

 

Offsite Competitions:

Competition Short Films
Theme Nagarathar Kathaigal
Judging Criteria
  • • Narrative flow/Story
  • • Performances
  • • Production Design (props, costumes, sets, locations)
  • • Visual Composition/Cinematography
  • • Editing and Use of Visual Enhancements (Transitions, titles, credits, special effects)
  • • Use of Audio Enhancements(sound and music)
Rules
  • • Maximum: 15 Min
  • • Tamil Narration preferred
  • • Anybody can act not restricted to Nagarathar
  • • Visual Composition/Cinematography
  • • Editing and Use of Visual Enhancements(Transitions, titles, credits, special effects)
  • • Be aware of copyright laws and try avoiding offensive comments
Enrollment By April 30th 2017
Submission By Jun 11th 2017
Email POC retreat.entertainment@achi.org

 

Competition Photography
Category Kindly upload your best work in the following categories; 
  • 1) Black & White photography
  • 2) Nature/Landscape photography
  • 3) Still photography
  • 4) Motion photography
  • 5) Closeup(People/Food/Jewel/Flower) photography
  • 6) Street photography or cityscapes
  • 7) Events
Judging Criteria
  • 1) Originality
  • 2) Technical Excellence
  • 3) Composition
  • 4) Artistic Merit
  • 5) Overall Impact
Nagarathar Themes below will get bonus points:
  • • Nagarathar Architecture
  • • Nagarathar Rituals
  • • Religious Events(Pathayathirai, Ther Thiruvizha, Oonjal)
  • • Achis and Chettiars
  • • Palagaram
  • • Kovilgal & Thirupanigal
  • • Arts (Man mudhal Pon varai)
Rules
  • • Each participant to submit 7 Photographs(One photograph per category)
  • • Image should be in popular (jpeg, bmp, etc.) formats
  • • Show your creativity in naming your photograph.
  • • Naming convention: Name each photograph with category title and participant name (Ex: Still-Muthu.jpeg)
  • • NSNA gets all rights for the pictures
Enrollment By April 30th 2017
Submission By Jun 4th 2017
Email POC retreat.entertainment@achi.org

 

Competition Revival of Recipe
Theme Nagarathar Traditional Recipesthat are forgotten by current generation (Ex: Vepambu Kolambu, Thiruvathirai Kali, etc)
Judging Criteria
  • 1) Health
  • 2) Choice of Ingrediants
  • 3) Special Tips/Tricks
  • 4) Tamil or English
Rules
  • • One participant can send upto 2 recipes(atleast one has to be vegetarian recipe)
  • • Include the Ingredients, Detailed instructions
  • • Final pictures are required for every Recipe
  • • Image should be in popular (jpeg, bmp, etc.) formats
  • • NSNA gets all rights for the pictures
Enrollment By April 30th 2017
Submission By Jun 4th 2017
Email POC retreat.entertainment@achi.org

 

Competition வாழ்த்து பாடல்/ Inspirational poetry
Theme Retreat வாழ்த்து பா
Judging Criteria
  • 1) Tamil Poetry about NSNA Retreat
  • 2) NSNA gets all rights for the IP
Rules
  • • Originality
  • • Diction
  • • Style & Presentation
  • • Number to lines(10-50 lines)
Enrollment By April 30th 2017
Submission By Jun 18th 2017
Email POC retreat.entertainment@achi.org

 

Competition Kids Narrating Moral Stories Video
Theme Any moral stories that inculcates our values
Judging Criteria
  • 1) Kids narrate story in Tamil
  • 2) Clarity
  • 3) Strong Moral
Rules
  • • Age criteria: < 6
  • • Recital Time: 2-5 minutes
  • • Output will be a recorded video
Enrollment By April 30th 2017
Submission By Jun 11th 2017
Email POC retreat.entertainment@achi.org

 

Onsite Competitions:

Competition ஆத்திச்சூடி - Kids/youth
Theme Master 109 sacred lines written by ஔவையார் to strengthen your Morality and Value system. Few examples are "Intend to do right deeds", "Never degrade learning", "Don't exaggerate what you saw", "Don't forget gratitude" and many other insightful quotes expressed in simple words.
Guidelines for kids Categories:
  • 1) < 6 - ஆத்திச்சூடி Recital
  • 2) > 6 - 12 ஆத்திச்சூடி Recital with meaning(English/Tamil)
  • 3) > 12 ஆத்திச்சூடி Quiz
Rules
  • • Age limit < 21
Enrollment By April 30th 2017
Email POC retreat.entertainment@achi.org

 

Competition Oratory - Pride of Chettinad
Theme 2 minute speech about one Nagarathar personality, his lifepath, his achievements
Guidelines for kids
  • 1) English/Tamil(Tamil speech gets Bonus points)
  • 2) Diction, Style and presentation
  • 3) Inspiring speech about achievers in Nagarathar community
  • 4) Short Biography on their lifepath, hardships, success
Rules
  • • 2 categories: 10 – 15 yrs, 16 – 21 yrs
Enrollment By April 30th 2017
Email POC retreat.entertainment@achi.org

 

Competition Chettinad Architecture Pencil Sketch
Theme A pencil sketch of Chettinad Architecture (temple/house)
Rules
  • • Age limit < 18
  • • Portrait Size:A3 Sheet
  • • Time duration: 90 Minutes
Enrollment By April 30th 2017
Email POC retreat.entertainment@achi.org

 

Competition Kolam for Youth
Theme 1 Nagarthar Nadu veetu Kolam
Rules
  • 1) Age limit < 25
  • 2) 1 or 2 members per team
  • 3) Time Duration: 60 Minutes
Enrollment By April 30th 2017
Email POC retreat.entertainment@achi.org

 

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